Health and Wellness

Are Your Skincare Products Making You Sick?

I hope not, but the reality is that some of your skincare products contain ingredients that can make you sick!  All of the lotions, soaps, shampoos and beauty products that we use everyday are being absorbed into our bodies through our skin.  Just because the label says "all natural," can we be sure the ingredients are

Making a New Year’s Resolution? Read this first…..

Have you started planning your New Years resolutions yet?   Feeling grumpy just thinking about it?  I know dieting is always a popular choice, but who wants to feel deprived when it comes to eating?   Although calorie restriction can lead to weight loss initially, studies show that people typically are unable to sustain the weight loss because

A Few Of My Favorite Things

When it comes to Christmas shopping, it is so easy to get caught up in the stress of finding the perfect gift.   Believe me, I have been there on more than one occasion!    Seems like I always have at least one person on my list that I have no idea what to get them.   The stress builds and I end up buying a

Have You Heard of Medical Food?

If you are not familiar with the term "Medical Food," you are not alone! I had not heard of it until recently. And, I was so intrigued by the information that I just had to share it with you! I stumbled upon the topic of Medical Food when I attended a lecture last month sponsored

Need a Boost?

Cold and flu season is creeping up on us so it is the perfect time to think about boosting your immune system. Getting enough sleep, eating lots of veggies and lowering your stress level are just a few of the things you can do on a daily basis to stay healthy. These are all good

Change Is In The Air…

Finally, Autumn has arrived! Here in the desert, we are not quite into the cooler weather, but we are getting some glimpses of it! I always laugh when I hear myself saying, "we will only be in the 90's this week." I know the 90's may seem hot to most folks, but after 4-5 months

Trouble Sleeping?

You are not alone, my friend. Sleep, or lack thereof, is probably the biggest complaint I hear from clients. Whether you have trouble falling asleep or you wake up at 2:00 a.m. and cannot get back to sleep (this would be me!), it is frustrating and can really take a toll on your health. More

I Found a Good One!

Check it out.....my new fish oil supplement!!! I decided to take my own advice and search for a more concentrated source of Omega's. I was happy with the quality of the brand I was using, but I was taking quite a few capsules to reach the recommended dose. After looking at all the brands and

Inflammation….Friend or Foe?

When it comes to health and wellness, the area that is creating a lot of buzz is inflammation.   Stress causes inflammation, obesity causes inflammation, diet causes inflammation....the list goes on and on.  So, what exactly is inflammation and how is it contributing to our health crisis? Inflammation is either acute or chronic.  Acute inflammation is superficial.  It

Being Present

  Sunday is the day that I lovingly refer to as my "hibernation day."  In the morning, I am out and about riding my bike and shopping at the farmers market.  When I arrive back home, that is when the magic begins.  This is my time to do what I want, no commitments, no obligations,

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